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im getting a wooping noise from the front wheel when driving,it only happens when the car is moving and get faster and louder with increased speed.the is a vibration comming through the passenger footwell and slightly on driver side aswell.i dont think its the brakes as it doesnt pull to either side when braking and theres nothing comming through the brake pedal.im pretty sure its somthign to do with the front passenger side wheel.ive jacked the car up and inspected the pads(less than a week old) and the discs which seem to be fine.theres no play in the wheel.

i had a new back box and middle pipe fitted(kwik fit) and new pads put in(d.i.y. jobby) and it started the same day.im not sure though if it started after kwik fit fitted the exhaust or when i did me pads.

some1 told me that it might be the exhaust moving where it hasnt been secured properly,i had a look and a wobble under the car but it seems pretty much solid.

could it be a wheel bearing on it way out? ive also notice that the car is slightly slower could this b linked
 

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Hi Yes It Sounds Like A Wheel Bearing On The Way Out, Usally Though It Gets Louder, Say When Going Round A Roundabout No The Side That The Bearing Has Gone. Have You Hit Any Kerbs Hard?
 

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I'd start with checking the tyres very carefully. a damaged tyre can make all sorts of funny noises. f you've got something stuck in the tyre or the tyre is badly worn it could make the noise you describe.
 

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no i havnt hit any kerbs in this car and the noise doesnt get worse when cornering.the tyres on the front are very bald on the outside edge,im having new ones fitted in a mo so ill see if it cures it.thanks
 

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no i havnt hit any kerbs in this car and the noise doesnt get worse when cornering.the tyres on the front are very bald on the outside edge,im having new ones fitted in a mo so ill see if it cures it.thanks
I would put my money on it being the tyres. Worn tyres can make the exact same noise as a wheel bearing grinding.
 

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cought up phill coz it wernt the tyres lol.had 2 new front tyres,ballance and tracking done,brakes checked,bearings checked all ok......noise still there :(

sound like the air going under the car is moving somthing on somthing,i thought it might of been the plastic arch lining but that ok and firmly in place.

rear drums maybe?
 

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Hi Jay (again)

Have you managed to sort out all the other problems (brakes, steering, exhaust, power loss, dodgy spark plugs, clutch pedal, accelrator noise) yet? From your posting it seems as if you have resolved some of the issues so what was wrong? Myself, Ashy, E_T_V, Griffmonster and a good few others have spent a fair bit of time posting answers to your questions and it would be polite to at least re-post in the many threads that you've started to let us know how you sorted these things out. You MUST have sorted them out, right? Otherwise there's no way this car should still be on the road!

(note to others...look at Jays other posts
http://forums.mg-rover.org/search.php?searchid=1079441)

With all these going on I don't think anyone's got much chance of accurately pinponting your problem!

Have you spoken to the stealer...errr..DEALER who sold you this car yet?

Sorry mate, I'm not trying to pick on you but I just can't believe that you're persisting with this bucket of bolts.
 

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rite,
first of all sorry 4 all the post all over the place.ive solved everything apart from the noise.i think it may be comming from the rear drums,i didnt have these looked at as i thought i was the fronts.

the car is road worthy now after spending over £300 on it and it runs like a dream,espcially as i had the tracking done,the wheels were both pointing inwards lol.there only a few minor niggle like the back wiper jet pipe has come off so the water trickles out the botton of the boot and the sunroof leaks when i jet wash it but there nothing major.

ive kept all my recipts for parts and work done and im gonna be going to c.a.b and trading standing standered and at least get me money back ive spent.they sold me a death trap and if it wasnt for the fact that it only my second car and ive alwyas wanted a 214si bubble i would of got me money back on the car.

thanks for all your help guys and well done for such a great webstie,keep up the good work:)
 

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Well done Jay, really glad to hear that the problems weren't as expensive as they sounded and that you've now got a safe & roadworthy Rover :happy:

Definitely get the rear drums checked though, if you've had a brake fluid leak they should have been routinely checked for corroding brake cylinders anyway. Fingers crossed that yours are OK. You've got to have some good luck with this car eventually!
 

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thanks mate,its just this bloody noise thats driving me nuts,fingers crossed that it will get sorted 2mor.i couldnt let the car go,i love it to much lol,i cant believe how comfy rovers are 2 drive,ive almost taken root in mine i been in it so much hehe
 

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oohh i 4got to ask,i got a haynes manual for a rover 211,214,218,220 n-v reg petrol and deisel models,although it meant for my 214 the engines shown arnt the same as min,the only manual i could find with my engine was for a rover 25...i brought the 214 manual anyways..did i do the right thing? my car is a n-reg 214si(bubble shape)
 

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jay27 said:
oohh i 4got to ask,i got a haynes manual for a rover 211,214,218,220 n-v reg petrol and deisel models,although it meant for my 214 the engines shown arnt the same as min,the only manual i could find with my engine was for a rover 25...i brought the 214 manual anyways..did i do the right thing? my car is a n-reg 214si(bubble shape)
Has to be the same engine, cannot possibly be any other engine. The Rover 25 1.4 and Rover 214 are mechanically identical and feature exactly the same engine. The 25 does feature a couple of tiny changes to the engine, a different HT system but these are unnoticeable. I suspect you've got a 16v engine and the 214 manual shows the a photo of the older 8v engine, whereas the 25 manual shows the 16v engine. As long as all the technical data for the version fitted to your car is present (which it will be) then you've got the correct manual.
 

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i had the wheel bearings checked yasterday when i had the new tyres fitted but they didnt check the rears though.im pretty sure now it comming from the rear.i dont think it it the shoes though coz the handbrake works fine..the noise goes from a fast whoop,whoop,whoop to a deep droneing noise when braking....back off to garage for a rear check...fingers crossed
 

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ive been told that it could be a wheel bearing gone a bit dry,can these be re-greased?....apart from that diagnosis no 1's got a clue what it could be :(
 

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If it's making as much of a racket as you say then it needs replacing. Lubrication only helps a smooth bearing to do it's job correctly; it won't make a bad bearing good although you might get a temporary reduction in noise.

In the worst case the noise reduction is temporary until all of a sudden there's a horrible metal rending noise followed by an enormous bang. If you're lucky you'll be able to marvel at the sight of your rear wheel overtaking your car as you fight to safely bring the car to a stop....

The moral: there are some jobs on a car that CAN be safely bodged, but never ever bodge your steering, brakes, suspension, wheels, tyres or wheel bearings! Here endeth the sermon....:bored:

The good news is that wheel bearings are normally a straightforward and relatively inexpensive job, especially if you get the correct bearings direct from a specialist bearing supplier instead of a garage/car parts supplier.
 

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ok mate thanks.it not 100% definate thats its a wheel bearing though,i was just told probably.im gonna have to take it to another garage that deal with bearings coz a.t.s. dont do it.
 
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